Letter. [Oliver] W[aldo West], Suffolk, Virginia, to "You blessed little Pagan" [Sarah Stilson], Springwater, New York
Continued sparring on gender issues, marriage, and the nature of West and Stilson's relationship, in response to Stilson's letter of 10 April, above. "I haven't the least present intention of marrying thee—so don't commence a suit for breach o' promise or write me another such angry unaccountable epistle . . . . You are just the kind of girl I like to sit down and talk or write ideality or reality to, just as the fit takes me. For you have brains to understand me and sentiment enough to appreciate me . . . ."